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Saracens to further redevelop Allianz Park

Saracens rugby club already planning to further redevelop new £24m North London stadium, Allianz Park


Saracens rugby club have said they plan to further redevelop their new North London home, Allianz Park. At the official opening of the stadium's conference and events facilities Ed Griffiths, chief executive at the Aviva Premiership's current leading club, confirmed they will look to add another new stand as soon as the success of the existing facilities can be judged, with planning permission likely to be sought next year.
http://www.citmagazine.com/article/1177560/saracens-further-redevelop-allianz-park

Only a rumour on their forum, but the plan could involve replacing the West Stand with another stand like the East Stand:

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Bournemouth's temporary stand is pretty much finished, plus they've also built an extension for the club shop. From @matthewoffice:



 

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Durham Cricket Club will invest £1.2 million in an effort to improve the Chester-le-Street ground.

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Investment Fund is reportedly funding the project through a hefty loan. The project will increase the permanent seating capacity to 15,000.

David Lane, a board member of the LEP, said: ”The £1.2million of funding from the North East Investment Fund means new permanent seating has been bought and installed in time for an outstanding summer at the ground.”

David Harker, Durham County Cricket Club chief executive added: ”The new seating is central to Durham’s success in hosting international events. We’re delighted at the speed the seating has been put in place and at the difference it makes to the ground. The North East LEP’s investment fund was ideal for us, and the North East LEP moved quickly to provide strategically important funding within a tight timescale.”
http://www.sportskeeda.com/2013/07/...b-spends-1-2-million-on-stadium-improvements/
 

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London Road (Peterborough United) moves a step closer to becoming an all-seater stadium. :eek:hno:

It`s been a long drawn out affair between Posh and the City Council but a deal has been agreed and signed by the two parties. However, one part of the public report still needs the nod from council members at an extraordinary meeting due to take place next Wednesday [31st July].

The recommendation from the council leader, Marco Cereste, is for the Council to approve the allocation of £1 million in the annual budget to enable the retrofitting or redevelopment of the London Road terrace at the Peterborough United football ground in order to provide an all-seater stadium.

London Road will only be redeveloped if Posh could provide additional funds to supplement the £1 million otherwise it will only be refurbished but this would include seating thus allowing the club to be able to play Championship football in an all-seater ground, as per Football League regulations, should they get promoted.


All the other details including the redevelopment of Moys End and rent has already been agreed and a deal signed.
http://www.peterborough.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=325908
 

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Supporters attending tonight’s game against Rayo Vallecano will see railings have been put into place on the Upper Tier with padded box seats, similar to those in the Lower Tier, due to be installed from late August.

The Upper Tier will be open for a number of test events during the early part of the season, but is likely to remain closed unless demand exceeds the Lower Tier’s capacity. stadiummk’s capacity will rise to 30,700.

Three of the four Big Screens are now complete with work set to finish on the fourth and final screen in time for the new Sky Bet League 1 season. stadiummk will be the only sports venue in the country with four screens.


Elsewhere, work on the Arena is ongoing with it set to open by November. The Arena’s Level 1 balcony bar will provide an extension to the Cowshed Bar for home supporters with seating, TVs and an extended food range pre match.

Plans are also in place to extend the hugely successful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from the West Stand to create a 360 degree hotel around the stadium. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will see bedroom numbers rise from 127 to 302. The first phase of this development will be 49 rooms on the south side of the stadium and is expected to be complete by early 2014.
http://www.mkdons.com/news/article/gallery-upper-tier-941339.aspx
 

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Nice ground, I visited before the expansion for an FA cup game, but the "Dons" picked out in the seating is beginning to look sillier with every year.
 

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London Road (Peterborough United) moves a step closer to becoming an all-seater stadium. :eek:hno:



http://www.peterborough.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=325908
Update. :down:

Plans to spend £1 million upgrading part of Peterborough United's stadium have been approved.

In a meeting last night (Wednesday 31 July), councillors agreed to spend an additional £1 million retrofitting the London Road terrace to an all-seater stand.

The decision means that the total investment is now in place to redevelop the Peterborough United ground into an all-seater community stadium including a skills centre.


Councillor Marco Cereste, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: "This is not just a good deal for the football club, this is a good deal for the council, its taxpayers and for Peterborough.

"Once the project is complete we will have a fantastic all-seater community stadium and skills centre which will benefit the football club and the wider city.

The skills centre, which will form part of the new Moy's End stand, will provide vocational training for young people in areas such as electronics and plumbing, as well as apprenticeships and undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The skills centre is vitally important as it will ensure our young people are highly skilled when entering the world of work.

"The agreement with Peterborough United also supports our aim of maintaining a professional footballing presence in the city and ensures that the club is able to play matches at the ground regardless of which league it sits. The new community stadium will also be a key part of the wider South Bank regeneration project, which includes the nearby Vista housing development.

"I look forward to work to starting on site in the autumn."

The decision taken by Council will be followed by a series of Executive Decisions signed by the Leader of the Council which will enable works to commence on site for the construction of the new stadium.

Bob Symns, Chief Executive of Peterborough United Football Club, said:

"I am delighted that Council has approved this additional investment in the football ground.

"This is great news for the fans who will be able to watch their team play in fantastic new stands.

"It is also great news for residents of the wider city, who will benefit from the addition of the skills centre and the financial and community benefits that a successful and prosperous club brings to our city."
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r...mIC4Dw&usg=AFQjCNFIgKU00LUZXLhdAH0T7Gz4u6Iszg
 
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